First Day Sunrise Celebration and Easy Hike at Two Lights State Park

Division / Program: Parks and Lands

Date: January 1, 2022
Time: 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth
State Park: Two Lights
Event Type: Nature Exploration, Special Event

Join us to watch the sun rise over the ocean on the first day of 2022 at Two Lights State Park. Listen to the waves wash against the rocks as the sun rises. We'll look for the green flash, breathe the cold air and enjoy the first rays of sunlight. Its the beginning of another trip around the sun! Bundle up! Bring chairs and hot beverages to sip and enjoy the sunrise. Stay to take a walk around the park and learn how the plants and animals adapt to survive the cold winter months. The walking will be an easy 3/4-mile loop of the shoreline and woodland paths. Meet at High Head at the rose garden. Arrival 6:30-6:45 am. Sunrise 7:15. Winter plant and animal adaptation walk 7:30-9:00. Parents must accompany children under 12 years old. Pets must be leashed. Please dress warmly and bring water and snacks. In case of inclement weather call the park for cancellation information at (207) 799-5871. For Virtual Visits and downloadable guides visit

Contact Phone: 207-799-5871
Cost: Free, both the park entry and program are free to First Day Hike participants.